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Powerhouse Theater

Sit front row to groundbreaking new works for the American theater. This summer’s programming includes new works by Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award winners.

Photos Courtesy of Powerhouse Theater

The  Powerhouse Theater Season, a unique collaboration between Vassar College & New York Stage and Film, is where you can be in the front row of the next big hit! The 35th  Powerhouse Season will be presented at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY from  June 20 through July 28,  2019.  For more information, visit

Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s  Powerhouse Theater  presents groundbreaking new works for the American theater, with countless subsequent productions in New York City, regionally and internationally This summer’s programming includes new works by Pulitzer Prize winner  Beth Henley; Pulitzer Prize, Emmy Award, and two-time Tony Award winner  Tom Kitt; Emmy Award winner  Jason Katims; Tony Award nominee  Rachel Chavkin; singer/songwriters  Ingrid Michaelson  and  César Alvarez;  the Grammy Award-winning  La Santa Cecilia  and renowned playwrights  Jocelyn Bioh, Harrison David Rivers  and  Lisa Loomer, among many others. Simultaneously, the Powerhouse Theater Training Program is in session, giving aspiring theater professionals a chance to immerse themselves in acting, directing, and playwriting. The program’s Training Company also offers free to the public performances throughout the season.

Notably, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s  Hamilton  and Stephen Karam’s  The Humansthe 2016 Tony®  winners for Best Musical and Best Play, respectively—received early development at Powerhouse, as did two daring new works that were named finalists for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Sarah DeLappe’s  The Wolves, and Taylor Mac’s  A 24-Decade History of Popular Music. They are joined by dozens of other celebrated projects.

Come see for yourself!

Take Amtrak to Powerhouse Theater

Experience Powerhouse Theater via Amtrak to Poughkeepsie Station—Don’t forget to use Amtrak’s See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Poughkeepsie Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Poughkeepsie office today at: (845) 485-2222.